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Juno's Close View of Jupiter's Europa (New Photos!)

Juno will pass over the surface of Europa this week in our closest view since the Galileo mission, aiding future exploration efforts.

Europa's cracked-ice surface

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Icy Moon Europa May Host Water Near the Surface

Radar measurements of ice on Earth suggest that Jupiter's moon Europa might host water near its surface.

water plume on Europa


Source for Europa Geysers Missing

A new look at old data suggests there’s something missing from suspected plumes on Europa: a heat source.

Saturn's moon Enceladus


Potential Trouble for Life on Icy Moons

A lack of dry land on moons such as Europa and Enceladus might make it difficult to seed oceans with phosphorus, an element essential for life as we know it.

Jupiter, Europa, and Galileo

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NASA's Galileo Measures Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Europa

A new analysis of decades-old data from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, which reached the Jupiter system in 1995, shows the best evidence yet for plumes from the icy moon Europa.

Europa's amazing surface

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Breathtaking View of Icy Moon Europa

A newly processed image from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft shows Europa’s breathtaking beauty and tortured surface in greater detail than ever before.